Cinema: Newsreel Victory

In a test case of the Ohio law requiring censorship of all newsreels shown in the state, Municipal Judge Frank W. Wiley last week ruled against the censors. Agreeing, in effect, with the Supreme Court decision in The Miracle case, which upheld the cinema's right to free speech (TIME, June 2), he found that the censorship law violated both the state and federal constitutions. The Ohio law, said Judge Wiley, "is of itself a greater evil than the possibility of evil against which the statute was designed to protect."

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